Hearing Loop

Spaces looped
– at The Shedd –

Jaqua Concert Hall
Sheffer Recital Hall
Cole Gallery
Warren Court
Room B09
Shedd Ticket Office
Will Call desk

OFAM 2023 - If Only In My Dreams
Road To Morocco
Paramount Pictures (1942)
Thu Aug 3, 9:30-11:50 am
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
QSL Print Communications
OFAM 2023 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Soundtrack
When two stowaways, Jeff Peters (Bing Crosby) and Orville "Turkey" Jackson (Bob Hope), accidentally cause a freighter to explode off the coast of North Africa, they float to shore on a makeshift raft, encounter a camel, and ride it across the desert to Morocco. Once there, they spend their time trying to get food without money until Jeff sells Orville into slavery for two hundred drachmas. Orville is carried away by his Arabian owner, and Jeff is unable to locate him. When someone directs Jeff to the palace at the end of a street, a note from Orville floats down from the wall, advising him that he is being tortured and that Jeff should give up the search and flee the city for his own safety. Jeff instead climbs the palace wall and finds his friend dressed like a prince and being "tortured" by the caresses of the Princess Shalmar (Dorothy Lamour). Orville is deliriously happy that Shalmar has chosen to marry him and resents Jeff's intrusion, but Shalmar immediately falls in love with Jeff and invites him to stay for the wedding.
Unknown to both men, Shalmar has decided to marry Orville, rather than Mullay Kasim, her real fiancé, because her prophet has determined that her first husband will die violently within the first week of marriage. The plot thickens…then thins…then thickens again! The soundtrack boasts a fun set of songs by staff writers Jimmy McHugh and Johnny Burke, including the classic "Moonlight Becomes You". - adapted from Turner Classic Movies
[1 hr 22 min]
Event Personnel
 Moonlight Becomes You
(1942) Road To Morocco Johnny Burke (w) Jimmy Van Heusen (m)

Ticket/Venue Info
Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
QSL Print Communications
OFAM 2023 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor